Global Mushroom Market by Product (Button, Oyster, Shiitake, Truffles, Matsutake, and Other); by Application (Pharmaceutical, Food, and Cosmetics); and by Distribution Channel (Grocery Stores, Direct to Customer, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Online Stores, Convenience Stores); by Form (Processed and Fresh); by Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Europe); - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Date: Oct 2021 Report Id: 123 Category: Food Products Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

The Global Mushroom Market was valued at USD 46.8 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 93.3 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period.

The Global Mushroom Market Definition:

Mushrooms also referred to as toadstool are edible fungi that are typically produced above ground on the soil. They are rich in potassium, selenium, riboflavin, vitamin D, and other ingredients which have several health benefits associated with them. Mushrooms have a very limited shelf life, with some mushrooms lasting less than a day, while some might survive for a week. However, with the expansion of the mushroom industry across the globe, the commercial distribution and production of mushrooms have significantly improved. 

Mushroom Market

The Global Mushroom Market Dynamics:

The mushroom market is accounted to boost at a significant pace in the forecast period. The market is majorly experiencing traction owing to the high culinary and nutritive properties provided by the mushrooms. Owing to these properties, mushrooms have been used as food for ages and have experienced high demand across the globe. Mushrooms consist of a moderate amount of fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc among others. They are low in fat & calories and are cholesterol-free. They consist of antioxidants like glutathione, selenium, or GSH, which protects cells from damage and decreases chances of inflammation and chronic disease. Owing to these nutritive properties offered by edible mushrooms, they have gained popularity among consumers, which is thereby driving the growth in the mushroom market.

Moreover, shifting consumer preferences towards vegan food along with an increase in the demand for meat substitutes are also prominent factors contributing to propelling the mushroom market growth. For instance, shiitake and button mushrooms are rich sources of protein making them an attractive meat substitute among consumers. In addition, the rapidly growing commercial consumption of mushrooms in supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels, and cafeterias is another major factor influencing the market demand. Further, the rising popularity of processed food consumption is also expected to boost the growth in the mushroom industry. 

The Global Mushroom Market Segmentation:

By Product

  • Button
  • Oyster
  • Shiitake
  • Truffles
  • Matsutake
  • Other

By Application

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food
  • Cosmetics

By Distribution Channel

  • Grocery Stores
  • Direct to Customer
  • Hypermarkets & Supermarkets
  • Online Stores
  • Convenience Stores

By Form

  • Processed
  • Fresh

By Region

  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe

The unique insights provided by this report also include the following:

  • In-Depth Value Chain Analysis
  • Market Opportunity Mapping
  • Sector Snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory Scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market Trends
  • Covid-19 Impact Analysis
  • Product Comparison
  • Pre & Post Covid 19 Impact on Mushroom Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Based on product, the button type held the largest share in the Mushroom industry in the year 2020 due to the nutritional and health benefits offered by the button mushrooms

Based on the product, the mushroom market is segmented as a button, oyster, shiitake, truffles, matsutake, and others. Among these, button type held the largest share in the mushroom industry in the year 2020. This high share is majorly due to the nutritional and health benefits offered by the button mushrooms. Button mushrooms have a high amount of retene that has an antagonistic effect on some types of tumors. In addition, these mushrooms are available at a lower cost when compared to other varieties of mushrooms. Owing to these factors, button mushroom experiences competitive advantage over other types of mushrooms. Moreover, increasing R&D activities on white button mushrooms to know their potential in preventing cancer, is expected to increase the demand for button mushrooms in the forecast period.

Based on form, processed form is projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the mushroom market owing to the limited life span of the mushrooms

Based on form, the mushroom industry is fragmented into processed and fresh forms. Among these, processed form is projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the mushroom market. This growing demand is owing to the limited life span of the mushrooms. Additional processing, such as freezing, drying, and canning is crucial in extending the shelf life of the mushrooms. Therefore, key manufacturing companies are now focused on introducing packaged products to tap the markets of convenient and processed food products. Further, the rising usage of extracts and powder form by the cosmetics and food manufacturers is also expected to elevate the segment demand in the mushroom industry. The growing demand for products like mushroom-based nuggets, biscuits, preserves, papad, ready-to-make mushroom curry, and noodles in retort pouches has also contributed to increasing processed mushrooms demand in recent years.

Based on region, Asia-Pacific accounted for the dominant share in the mushroom market owing to China, which is the leading producer and supplier for mushrooms in the region

Based on region, the mushroom industry is divided into Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and Europe. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the dominant share in the market and is expected to show similar trends in the future. This dominant share is due to some of the largest markets in the region including China, Malaysia, India, Japan, and Australia market. Among these, China is the leading producer and supplier of mushrooms in the region. The country is widely famous for the use of various species of mushrooms in traditional medicine systems, including Traditional and Ayurveda Chinese Medicines for the treatment of several diseases. Additionally, high nutritional values, and low calories, along with immunity-boosting properties provided by mushrooms, are projected to drive the product demand in the region.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities, and challenges


  • Rising health awareness
  • High nutritive and culinary properties of mushrooms
  • Increasing vegan population demanding a protein-rich diet
  • Increasing use of mushrooms as a substitute of meat products


  • Short shelf life
  • High operational costs


  • Improvements in technology

Note: Challenges along with in-depth market dynamics analysis is mentioned in the report.

COVID-19 impact on the Mushroom market analysis

The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak has severely influenced the mushroom market on a global level. Mushrooms have a short shelf life that ranges from one to three days owing to their high-water content. Therefore, post-harvest transportation and storage are important factors of successful cultivation. The outbreak has resulted in the imposition of lockdowns across several major economies to curb the spread of disease. These lockdowns have led to travel restrictions across the globe and have majorly affected the distribution channel structure of the fresh mushroom market. In addition, manufacturing plants have slowed down production, owing to the unavailability of personnel and low market demand. This has led to a tremendous loss for mushroom farms owners.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of key trends in the mushroom market

  • Increasing product demand due to rising consumer awareness regarding the health benefits associated with the consumption of mushrooms is projected to positively drive the mushroom market.
  • Increasing investment by key players to fill the rapidly growing consumer demand with smart packaging is expected to improve the shelf life of mushrooms. The new and innovative packaging solutions are expected to majorly influence the mushroom market demand.
  • Availability of several flavors of mushroom and multinational cuisines due to growing urbanization and adoption of westernization have resulted in prominently attracting the consumers, thereby creating considerate demand for mushroom and mushroom-based products.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments in the market

  • In January 2021, South Mill Champs (SMC) announced the acquisition of The Mushroom Company, one of the largest mushroom processors in North America. With this acquisition, SMC plans on expanding its mushrooms processing capabilities and product innovation.
  • In March 2020, Champignon Brands Inc., a medicinal mushroom company announced its partnership agreement with Tassili Life Sciences Corp., a developer of medical cannabis products. This acquisition is expected to expand the company’s preclinical trial pipeline, along with its aggregation of broad IP relating to developing novel psychedelics therapeutics and their delivery systems.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the mushroom industry are:

  • The Mushroom Company
  • Costa Group
  • Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
  • Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
  • Monaghan Mushrooms
  • Scelta Mushrooms B.V.
  • Giorgio Fresh Co
  • Okechamp SA
  • Greenyard
  • CMP Mushrooms
  • Basciani Foods Inc.
  • Mush-Boom Costa
  • TO-JO Mushrooms (TO-JO)
  • Valley Mushrooms
  • Ann Miller’s Specialty Mushrooms Ltd.
  • White Prince Mushrooms Pty Ltd.
  • SA Mushrooms
  • Hughes Group
  • Agro Dutch Industries Ltd.
  • Bonduelle Fresh Europe
  • Drinkwater Mushrooms Ltd.
  • Okechamp SA.
  • Prochamp
  • Muniraj Mushroom Farm
  • Dhruv Agro
  • Shanghai Finc Food Co., Ltd.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Mushroom Market was valued at USD 46.8 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 93.3 Bn by 2027.
The Mushroom Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% during forecast period.
The Asia-Pacific regional segment has dominated the Mushroom Market.
A few key players include, but not limited to: The Mushroom Company, Costa Group, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc., Monaghan Mushrooms, Scelta Mushrooms B.V., Giorgio Fresh Co, and Okechamp SA among others.
Yes, the report contains detailed COVID-19 analysis for Mushroom Market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

  1. Introduction
    1. Product Outline
    2. Mushroom Overview
    3. Different Types Of Mushroom 
    4. Analysis Of Mushroom Ecosystem
    5. Supply Chain Analysis
    6. Covid -19 Impact
    7. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    8. Technology Overview
  2. Technology and Regulatory Landscape for Mushroom    
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Mushroom Market Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Mushroom   
  4. Mushroom Market by Product
    1. Button
    2. Oyster
    3. Shiitake
    4. Truffles
    5. Matsutake
    6. Other
  5. Mushroom Market by Application
    1. Pharmaceutical
    2. Food
    3. Cosmetics
  6. Mushroom Market Distribution Channel
    1. Grocery Stores
    2. Direct to Customer
    3. Hypermarkets & Supermarkets
    4. Online Stores
    5. Convenience Stores
  7. Mushroom Market by Form
    1. Processed
    2. Fresh
  8. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  9. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Raw Material Sources
    2. New Applications
    3. Emerging Technologies
    4. Opportunity mapping
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    7. Consumer preferences
  10. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  11. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
  12. Key Global Players
    1. The Mushroom Company
    2. Costa Group
    3. Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
    4. Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
    5. Monaghan Mushrooms
    6. Scelta Mushrooms B.V.
    7. Giorgio Fresh Co
    8. Okechamp SA
    9. Greenyard
    10. CMP Mushrooms
    11. Basciani Foods Inc.
    12. Mush-Boom Costa
    13. TO-JO Mushrooms (TO-JO)
    14. Valley Mushrooms
    15. Ann Miller’s Specialty Mushrooms Ltd.

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